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Williams' third career three-hit game helps Padres down Giants

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Woody Williams ran so hard around the bases, San Diego manager Bruce Bochy actually told his pitcher to take it easy.

Williams did it all for the Padres on Sunday night in one of many important games they will play this month. He doubled on the way to his third career three-hit game, drove in a run and scored twice -- not to mention his strong performance on the mound in a 10-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

"It is a fun night," Williams said. "This was a huge game for us. There was no panic in the clubhouse, but we knew we had to win."

Brian Giles drove in four runs for San Diego, which avoided a three-game sweep and improved to 2-11 in the last 13 meetings between the clubs.

The Padres increased their lead in the NL wild-card race to 2½ games by ending a six-game losing streak to their division rival. San Diego also remained 1½ games behind first-place Los Angeles in the NL West.

Ray Durham doubled twice and drove in a run and Omar Vizquel had an RBI groundout for San Francisco, which had its three-game winning streak snapped.

The Padres batted around in a four-run third against Matt Morris (10-13), who lost his second consecutive start. San Diego got four straight hits against the right-hander before making an out. Aside from Todd Walker's RBI double, Giles and Russell Branyan had run-scoring singles in the inning.

"Being up in the wild card and the division is in reach, we control our own destiny," Giles said. "That's what makes the next three weeks so fun to come to the ballpark."

Williams (8-5) won for the fourth time in five decisions and had three hits for the first time since doing it twice in 2000. He was done after Durham's seventh-inning double that scored Barry Bonds, who reached on a leadoff single.

Williams allowed six hits and one run in six-plus innings. He struck out three and didn't walk a batter for the third time in six starts.

"It was all Woody," Bochy said. "We saw the Woody Williams show tonight. I don't know what he didn't do."

Bonds went 1-for-3 a day after hitting his 731st career home run and 23rd of the year, his sixth in nine games.

Before the game, Giants owner Peter Magowan vowed to hold off on a decision about bringing back the 42-year-old slugger until after the season, acknowledging it could be a long process before the sides decide whether to stay together or part ways.

The Padres padded their lead with four runs in the ninth. Giles hit an RBI double, Adrian Gonzalez had a run-scoring single and Manny Alexander added a two-run double to make it 10-2.

The Padres had lost 11 of 12 to the Giants after winning five of the first six meetings. San Francisco won the season series for the first time since 2003, 12-7.

"Two out of three is good," Giants manager Felipe Alou said. "We beat up on that team all year practically."

Morris was tagged for six runs and a season-high 11 hits in five-plus innings.

"Maybe the shadows got me the first two innings," he said. "It was a big game and I didn't make the pitches I needed to make. It was not my day and I'll take the blame."

Notes

  • Williams' double was his first extra-base hit since a double Aug. 7, 2004, against the Mets.
  • Steve Finley tripled in the eighth for San Francisco, giving him 10 on the year. He is the majors' active leader in career triples with 122. Vizquel also has 10 triples this season, marking the first time two Giants players have had 10 since Gary Matthews and Garry Maddox in 1973.
  • San Diego continues its 10-game road trip Tuesday at Cincinnati.
  • The Padres had 17 hits.
 
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Brian Giles follows through on a two-run single in the third inning. He finishes with four RBI.  (AP)
Brian Giles follows through on a two-run single in the third inning. He finishes with four RBI. (AP)

Players of the Game
San Diego

B. Giles
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 0
RBI 4
San Francisco

R. Durham
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
 
San Diego Padres
Dave Roberts, LF5220002
Brian Giles, RF4224001
Todd Walker, 2B5111001
Mike Piazza, C4010001
    Cla Meredith, P0000000
    Alan Embree, P0000000
   a- Terrmel Sledge, PH1000011
    Doug Brocail, P0000000
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B5121002
Mike Cameron, CF4130101
Russell Branyan, 3B4011013
    Manny Alexander, 3B1012000
Geoff Blum, SS5110015
Woody Williams, P3231000
    Rob Bowen, C1000000
Totals421017101317 
a-struck out for Embree in the 9th
Batting
2B - Dave Roberts (, Morris), Brian Giles (, Munter), Todd Walker (, Morris), Adrian Gonzalez (, Wright), Mike Cameron (, Morris), Manny Alexander (, Kline), Woody Williams (, Morris)
3B - Geoff Blum (, Morris)
SF - Brian Giles ()
RBI - Brian Giles 4 (), Todd Walker (), Adrian Gonzalez (), Russell Branyan (), Manny Alexander 2 (), Woody Williams ()
2-OUT RBI - Adrian Gonzalez (), Russell Branyan (), Manny Alexander 2 ()
SB - Dave Roberts (, 2nd base off Munter/Knoedler)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Blum-Gonzalez
San Diego Padres
Woody Williams (W,-) 6611030
Cla Meredith 1000010
Alan Embree 1111010
Doug Brocail 1100110
Pitches-Strikes - Woody Williams 94-60, Cla Meredith 8-6, Alan Embree 11-9, Doug Brocail 18-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Woody Williams 6-8, Cla Meredith 2-0, Alan Embree 1-1
Batters Faced - Woody Williams 23, Cla Meredith 3, Alan Embree 4, Doug Brocail 5
San Francisco Giants
Steve Finley, CF4110022
Omar Vizquel, SS4001002
Shea Hillenbrand, 1B4010011
Barry Bonds, LF3110011
   a- Jason Ellison, PH1000000
Ray Durham, 2B3021001
   b- Kevin Frandsen, PH1000010
Moises Alou, RF3000002
   c- Lance Niekro, PH0000100
Pedro Feliz, 3B4010012
Eliezer Alfonzo, C3010001
    Justin Knoedler, C1000002
Matt Morris, P0000000
    Jack Taschner, P0000000
   d- Fred Lewis, PH1010000
    Jamey Wright, P0000000
   e- Todd Linden, PH1000000
    Scott Munter, P0000000
    Steve Kline, P0000000
Totals332821614 
a-fouled out for Bonds in the 9th
b-struck out for Durham in the 9th
c-walked for Alou in the 9th
d-singled for Taschner in the 6th
e-lined out for Wright in the 8th
Batting
2B - Ray Durham 2 (, Williams, Williams), Eliezer Alfonzo (, Williams)
3B - Steve Finley (, Embree)
SH - Matt Morris ()
RBI - Omar Vizquel (), Ray Durham ()
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Taschner-Vizquel-Hillenbrand
San Francisco Giants
Matt Morris (L,-) 51166120
Jack Taschner 1000000
Jamey Wright 2100000
Scott Munter 0.1222000
Steve Kline 0.2322010
Pitches-Strikes - Matt Morris 92-60, Jack Taschner 10-6, Jamey Wright 25-16, Scott Munter 8-5, Steve Kline 20-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Matt Morris 6-7, Jack Taschner 1-1, Jamey Wright 4-2
Batters Faced - Matt Morris 27, Jack Taschner 2, Jamey Wright 7, Scott Munter 3, Steve Kline 5
Game Information
Attendance - 36757
Game Time - 2:51
Temperature - 65
Umpires - Home - Jim Joyce, First Base - Paul Schrieber, Second Base - Doug Eddings, Third Base - Paul Emmel